TUESDAY After-school Craft Class

Join ‘IN YOUR HANDS’ afterschool club

‘In Your Hands’ is an initiative by Standpoint Studios in Hoxton to pass on professional craft skills to young people, aged 8–14 years-old, in our local community of East London. Following last year’s successful holiday course the project returns during term time with a new topic – bats!

New North Press is a letterpress printing studio where wood and metal type blocks are printed by hand in the traditional way. Class participants will learn about this technique by using the studio to design, print and hand-bind their own booklet on this course’s subject: The fascinating life of bats.

Research will begin with a fi eld trip to Phytology, a nearby Nature Reserve, where the young people will learn all about these amazing animals from the resident ecologist. We will then help them to develop their observations and ideas about this experience and communicate them visually using letterpress. Everyone completing the course will leave with high-quality hand-crafted outcomes that they have produced themselves.

Classes will be lead by Beatrice Bless, an experienced and qualifi ed teacher at primary level, and an accomplished letterpress technician, teaching both at New North Press and Camberwell College of Arts.

6 week class.
Tuesday Class, 4.15 – 5.45pm
6th June,13th June, 20th June, 27th June, 4th July, 11th July.
(Bold dates are the days we spend at Phytology Nature Reserve doing onsite research)

Cost per child: £120, all materials included *
For more details please get in touch by email: standpoint.education@gmail.com
* Standpoint Charity aims to include the local community and will offer 2 free places per group to children from disadvantaged backgrounds. Booking your place will help to fund and to give this opportunity to a young person who wouldn’t be able to join.